Whitefly Populations on Rise in Alabama | AgNet Media

Alabama cucurbit growers are already seeing increased whitefly populations in their fall crops. Whiteflies transmit cucurbit leaf crumple virus can cause severe symptoms on infected plants includine yellowing of leaves, leaf crumpling, plant stunting and overall plant decline. Squash, zucchini, and cucumber are susceptible to viruses transmitted by whiteflies.

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Late Summer Watermelon disease management

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Crop Updates
SEPTEMBER 14, 2022. Coastal Region update: “Fall watermelons are looking good. There is some disease around, so fungicide applications remain crucial. I am finding whiteflies in a few crops, too. As we move into fall, with increasing numbers of misty mornings, scouting for diseases is going to be very important.”.

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